Live COVID-19 updates: Cuba registers new record number of daily COVID-19 cases

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BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil registered 1,648 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 528,540, the health ministry said Wednesday.

A total of 54,022 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 18,909,037, the ministry said.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile reported less than 2,000 COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, continuing a gradual decline in infections prior to a lifting of a lockdown, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Health Minister Enrique Paris said that in the last 24 hours, 1,892 COVID-19 infections were reported, bringing the total number to 1,576,336.

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HAVANA -- Cuba registered a new record of daily COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, with 3,664 cases, for a total of 214,577, along with 18 more deaths to total 1,405.

National director of hygiene and epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health Francisco Duran reported that of the total number of new cases, 3,622 were from community transmission.

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Wednesday confirmed 5,160 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally of infections to 5,454,763, according to the health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 52 to 50,048, while 4,636 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

A total of 225,253 tests were conducted over the past day, it said.

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BANGUI -- The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) received on Tuesday a batch of COVID-19 vaccine donated by China.

President of the CAR Faustin-Archange Touadera and his Prime Minister Henri-Marie Dondra went to the Bangui airport to welcome the Chinese vaccine donation, accompanied by Chinese ambassador to the CAR Chen Dong. Enditem

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